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  • How to Have Fun, and Remain Safe, at the Beach or Pool This Summer

    June 05, 2020

    It beckons with the rhythmic ebb of the waves and the promise of a cool dip on a hot day, feeding the soul, which needs it more than ever after a grueling few months of COVID-19. The beach – like any other favorite outdoor spots – is not off-limits in…

  • Will COVID-19 Mutate By Fall? Why That Could Be a Good Thing

    June 04, 2020

    As the world’s eyes skip over the summer to a potential resurgence of COVID-19 in the fall, the major advantage will be experience and preparation, according to Hartford HealthCare‘s chief clinical officer. Dr. Ajay Kumar said reinforcing and reinstituting protective measures such as social distancing and isolation early and thoughtfully…

  • New Visitor Guidelines: Hospital Restrictions Eased

    June 04, 2020

    With safety measures in place, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) announced a phased-in relaxation of the visitor restrictions put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was the right thing to do, the safe thing to do to try to limit the potential spread of this virus,” said HHC President and CEO…

  • Here’s a Young Brain. Here’s What Happens With Too Much Screen Time.

    June 04, 2020

    Digital overload was almost unavoidable with all the downtime during COVID-19 self-isolation. It’s not a good thing for younger people. “Studies indicate that youth who spend the most time with screen media are most prone to depression, behavior problems, low self-esteem and poor physical fitness,” says Dr. Paul Weigle, associate medical…

  • Mask Tips (And No Gloves!) From an Infectious Disease Doctor

    June 03, 2020

    Until recently, it was only cool for Batman to wear a mask. Now we’re all wearing them in varying patterns and styles to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. According to a study backed by the World Health Organization and published recently in The Lancet, putting a cloth or paper…

  • How Incident Command Teams Shaped COVID-19 Hospital Response

    June 02, 2020

    The COVID-19 threat that gripped the world left most healthcare systems across the United States little time to prepare for a pandemic surge unprecedented in modern times. How did Hartford HealthCare manage it? Incident Command teams throughout the system learned, adapted and strategized to create and implement plans for patient intake,…

  • Free Webinars on Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment for Parkinson’s

    June 02, 2020

    More than 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor or dystonia, all of which affect the nervous system and cause worsening tremors, stiffness and loss of balance that severely impacts the person’s quality of life. One effective treatment, deep brain stimulation, is a surgical technique that targets the specific…

  • Cellphone Location Data in May Shows Big Behavior Changes in Connecticut

    June 01, 2020

    Your cellphone doesn’t lie. Google’s latest Community Mobility Report, dated May 25, reflects an overwhelming desire by Connecticut residents to get outdoors — and still avoid going into their workplace — as the state economy reopens and the weather brightens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Use of parks, from April 13…

  • MIT-Hartford HealthCare Model Shows No ‘Significant Second Wave’ of COVID-19 This Summer

    May 29, 2020

    So far, so good, is the assessment from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) analytics team that partnered with Hartford HealthCare (HHC) to track and predict the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides being “remarkably accurate” in pinpointing the peak of infection activity thus far, Dr. Dimitris Bertsimas, the dean…

  • Mobile COVID-19 Program Reaches State’s Underserved

    May 28, 2020

    Hartford HealthCare (HHC) this week reached a milestone of 37,864 COVID-19 tests completed. Thousands were through its mobile testing program, designed to help reach underserved population across Connecticut, according to Dr. Ajay Kumar, chief clinical officer for the system. Because testing is critical to managing the spread of the virus and…


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